How Much Does Composite Roofing Cost?

Typical Range:

$10,100 - $41,850

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated March 8, 2022

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Composite Roofing Cost

Depending on material type, installing composite roofing costs $1 to $16 per square foot or about $22,000 for a 2,400-square-foot house. But you could pay as little as $10,000 or as much as $42,000, depending on the exact type of shingle and your home's size.

Project prices depend on several factors:

  • Size: Contractors often price estimates per square foot.

  • Pitch: Steeper roofs are more labor-intensive and cost more.

  • Type of roof: Split-level homes cost more than a standard 2-story house.

  • Additional work: Expect to pay more to remove existing shingles ($0.80 to $1.35 extra per square foot).

Composition Roof Cost

Composite shingles by themselves range from $110 to $1,600 per square. A square covers 100 square feet.

Type of ShinglePrice Range per SquareCommon Brands
Bargain grade$110 – $700EcoStar
Builder grade$570 – $830CertainTeed, Enviroshake
Value grade$770 – $1,150DaVinci Roofscapes, Brava
Architect grade$1,100 – $1,600CeDUR
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Synthetic Cedar Shake Shingles Cost

Composite shake shingles range from $325 to $950 per square. For comparison, a real cedar shake roof costs anywhere between $400 to $670 per square.

Real cedar shake shingles are typically more expensive than composite. They also don’t last as long and require upkeep every 2 to 5 years. Composite shingles cost less and are much more durable.

Composite Roof Tiles Cost

Including installation, composite roof tiles average $400 to $600 per square or $4 to $6 per square foot. This style is common for homes emulating Spanish roofing and architecture.

Composite Roof Labor Costs

Labor typically makes up 60% of total costs. You'll likely pay between $10,000 and $16,470 for the labor alone.

Composite Roof Cost Factors

However, there are additional factors to keep in mind when figuring out total costs. In addition to labor, roof size matters. For instance, if you’ve got a roof that's larger than the standard size, it will likely cost more since there's more square footage to cover. Steeper roof pitches will also raise your labor costs.

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Synthetic Slate Roof Cost vs. Asphalt

Installing an asphalt roof costs $8,700 on average; a synthetic slate roof costs $9,450 but costs could range from $7,700 to $11,800 for a 2,000 square foot roof.

AsphaltComposite
Life Expectancy10-20 years30-50 years
Average Roof Repair Costs$875$450
Environmental ImpactGives off toxic fumes when recycledOftentimes made from recycled materials

While more expensive to install, composite roofs are significantly more durable than asphalt. Plus, if you live in a warmer climate with a lot of sun, asphalt shingles are prone to cracking and could need more repairs (or a full replacement).

DIY Composite Roofing vs. Hiring a Professional

Other than their stunning appearance, one of the biggest draws to composition roofing is its durability. However, you need a professional to make sure everything is well installed and built to last.

DIY roofing also poses many safety risks. For the safest and best job done, find a roofer near you.

FAQs

What is composite roofing?

Composite roofing is a mixture of a number of materials, including things like plastic, wood, asphalt, and laminate, to name a few. This combination of materials comes together to form a long-lasting shingle.

What is the life expectancy for composition shingles?

Composite shingles last anywhere from 30 to 50 years. Most composite manufacturers offer at least a 25-year warranty and many offer 50-year warranties because this type of roof is so durable.

How much does it cost to reshingle a roof?

Reshingling a roof is $5,000 to $10,000 on average. This isn’t too far from the average price to shingle a roof, which is between $5,000 and $12,000 (though it can reach as high as $120,000 based on several factors). You’d likely pay less to reshingle a roof if things like underlayment are already in place, whereas installing new shingling would add to the final cost.

Can you choose from different roof shingle colors?

There are lots of different composite shingle colors to choose from. A single roof manufacturer might offer 20 or more color choices.

Is it possible to get recycled composite shingles?

Many composite manufacturers use 100% (or close to 100%) recycled materials to make their shingles. Brands like Brava and Enviroshake use 100% and 95% post-consumer recycled material, respectively.

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